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Headword: *oi)dh/mata
Adler number: omicroniota,32
Translated headword: swellings, painless swellings, soft swellings
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] raised swellings [sc. of the vessels of the body]. Or distentions.
"With sensible words the general tried to calm the swellings of the soldiers’ insolence."[1]
Greek Original:
*oi)dh/mata: e)pa/rmata. h)\ fush/mata. lo/gois e)xe/frosi kathu/nazen o( strathgo\s ta\ tou= stratiwtikou= qra/sous oi)dh/mata.
See already omicroniota 31, and cf. omicroniota 30.
[1] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 3.7.3; more fully at tau 763. Another metaphor drawn from medicine.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 12 January 2003@06:43:28.
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David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 13 January 2003@03:19:12.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 28 November 2005@10:36:27.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 5 August 2013@05:14:57.


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